Lucid Dreaming Research Paper

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When falling asleep, it is not unusual for dreams to occur. According to the Web
MD article "Dreams: Why We Dream, Lucid Dreaming, Nightmares, Common Dreams, and More" dreams are known as images and stories that are created in our mind during the time sleep is taking place The real reason on why we have dreams are unknown.
Sometimes the dreams we have can be remembered while other times they are easily forgotten. It is hard to distinguish what they mean if anything at all. The opposite of dreaming is the reality. The reality is the state of mind in which real objects and events exist. Unlike dreams which occur in an unconscious state of mind, reality happens through a conscious state of mind. Even with dreams and reality occurring in two
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In Plato's dialogue Theaetetus Socrates asks Theaetetus “How can you determine whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?”(Niiniluoto, pg. 3) On several occasions throughout my whole life (the most recent being just a couple of days ago) I had a dream that I woke up from dreaming. Waking up from a dream like that had me confused on if I was really awake or if I was still dreaming. The most confusing part about the dream is that I woke up from dreaming in it exactly like I would in reality. The same kind of experience happened to legendary Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (Chuang-Tzu, 369-298 BCE) who had a dream that he was a butterfly and then awoke to find that he was a man which confused him not knowing whether he was a butterfly dreaming that he was a man or a
Mullins 3 man dreaming he was a butterfly according to Patrick McNamara’s article “Dream and
Reality”. Another thing made known by the article “Dream and Reality” written by
Patrick McNamara is that these types of dreams are false awakenings that often …show more content…

Considering that I have experienced these type of dreams on more than one occasion and the fact that they happen a decade ago confirms that the relationship between dream and reality is just the same today as it was back in the 1900’s. According to "10 Bizarre Ways Dreams and Reality” presented by
Intersect nightmares can affect a type of mood a person is in. The article helps establish the connection between dreams and reality because it is obvious that in order for dreams to effect reality to effect one another a relationship has to exist between them.
Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish the connection that lies between dreams and reality. For the relationship to be fully understood it is important to know the difference between the two. It is hard to understand how dreams and reality can work together if there is a lack of knowledge on how they work apart. It is not always easy to separate one from the other, especially when dreams can seem as real as being in a state of reality. While it is clear to see that dreams and reality is associated with one another the type of relationship that they share together is left

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